The largest pizzeria chain in the world, Domino Pizza, is planning its first ever Croatian restaurant this spring. Zagreb will be home to the first ever Domino in Croatia, and it will be located close to the Sheraton Hotel in the heart of the capital.
Domino Pizza plans to open their first Croatian restaurant in April or May this year, according to a report today in poslovni.hr
The pizza chain currently has over 16,300 outlets in 85 different countries and the Croatian branch is the brainchild of Mihael Sviben from All About Pizza and his business partner Nils David Gornall.
Speaking to poslovni.hr Sviben commented that “We started this story a little over a year ago, and we are working with an investor who already has Domino's Pizza locations in Japan, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. Croats love pizza, and we offer an American style of pizza that is completely different from anything currently available in our market.”
According to him, the key to the success of Domino's Pizza besides quality is the speed of delivery, which will be a maximum of 30 minutes. “The location is being remodelled and we plan to open another one by the end of the year and continue our expansion in Croatia,” added Sviben. However no information was provided as to where future Domino Pizza restaurants would actually be situated in Croatia.
Could we also soon see a Domino Pizza restaurant opening in Dubrovnik? So far Dubrovnik has been unattractive to major restaurant chains, including fast food and coffee outlets, mainly due to the fact that even though the city is a magnet for tourists during the summer months the limited population makes business for these large chains unfeasible throughout the winter months. Whereas major brands such as McDonalds, KFC and Subway all have operations in many Croatian cities, Dubrovnik has yet to attract one such brand.